Google Maps navigation expands to 19* new countries

Google Maps navigation expands to 19* new countries
Everyone needs help finding their way from time to time, and in those instances Google Maps comes in very handy. Google has most of the world mapped and ready for navigation, but not everywhere. There is work to be done, and Google is on it. Today, Google has announced 19* new countries that are ready for Google Maps navigation.

The majority of the additions are in Africa and the Caribbean/Central/South American regions, but there are also a few countries in the Asia/Pacific, and one little island in the Mediterranean. As you'll notice, we have the number listed as 19*, because Google has Trinidad and Tobago listed separately. Google is referring to "regions", but we are referring to countries; and so, to be accurate, we're taking the two islands as one country. The new countries added are:

Americas: Bahamas, Bolivia, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago
Africa: Angola, Botswana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania
Asia/Pacific: Fiji, Nepal, Sri Lanka
Mediterranean: Malta

Interestingly, Google isn't listing any of these new additions as having limited coverage, which means you will get driving and walking directions at the very least. We have confirmed that is the case in Jamaica and Fiji, and assume it to be true for the rest. 

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15 Comments

1. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

I love Google Maps :)

2. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

I love Google Maps :)

3. mdroid

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I love Google Maps :)

4. c.sonnen

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

I love Google Maps :)

8. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

i HATE Apple Maps

5. bragzter

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

Google isn't wrong. Trinidad and Tobago are actually two islands. They're ruled by one government and use the same currency, but they are indeed two separate bodies.

7. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

It's a semantics issue. Google is referring to "regions", and we're talking "countries". So, everyone gets to be right!

6. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Google Maps has been indispensable for me, be it looking for an address or looking for a late night eatery (surprisingly less and less around in NYC, San Diego is expected). The transit directions are great and quite accurate and give me a good estimate on how long the trip is expected to take. Now waiting on Nokia to make their maps available to Android devices.

9. brenty108

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Yes finally trinidad getting something lol. it works really well for me so far but if it gonna be better yes.

10. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

When is it coming to north korea?

11. pubbaa

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

not sure whether you're trolling or legit

12. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Too late. HERE maps is coming to Android. Google navigation is just horrid. Can't wait to get rid of it.

13. LuckyS

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

And no Europe was mapped that day.

15. KingOfAndroid

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

I am from Mauritius and I can confirm that it works.

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